Home Exterior - Grading/Exterior Drainage *

Proper grading was established for your home at settlement to properly absorb water and direct it away from your foundation.

Care and Maintenance Tips General Information

  • We are responsible only for initially establishing the proper grades and swales in the areas disturbed by construction. The Homeowner is responsible for maintaining such grades and swales once they have been properly established.
  • Gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks should be kept unobstructed and maintained to divert water away from the foundation.
  • It is important that the established grades be maintained, and the swales remain clear, so that surface water may flow away from your home.
  • Be aware when planting new landscaping or building decks/patios to not affect designed drainage patterns in your yard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do I have standing water in my yard?
A: Make sure that your swales and exterior drains are not clogged or obstructed. From a measuring standpoint, standing or ponding water should not remain for more than 48 hours in the immediate area after a rain; except in swales which drain other areas. The possibility of standing water after an unusually heavy rainfall should be anticipated.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.